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New Mexico Blind Institute Boys’ Dormitory 
Alamogordo, New Mexico


Description: Boys’ Dormitory
Other Names:
Address: New Mexico Blind Institute, Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico
Type: educational: Dormitory
Original Client: State of New Mexico
Date: 1919-1924
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Dimensions and Orientation: 86 feet 6 inches x 41 feet; faced West

Foundation: concrete
Wall Materials: brick
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: possible alterations to the roof, 1924

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library: (J-6) 8 sheets, ink on linen, Commission 2472, 6 sheets dated September, 1919, 2 sheets dated February, 1924; one sheet, undated, with detail of stairway
Location of Documentary Photographs: New Mexico Institute for the Visually Impaired

Bibliography: Report of the Board of Regents and Officers of the New Mexico Institute for the Blind for The Biennial Period Ending November 20, 1922. (Alamogordo, New Mexico: no imprint, 1922), Boys’ Dormitory, unnumbered page

(1) Except for the entryway, the Boys’ Dormitory is a replica of the Girls’ Dormitory.

(2) Commission no. 2472 (1919)

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990.